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Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0102

Summary

Recent changes in the extent and stability of ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula prompted NSIDC to begin a monitoring program using data from the AVHRR Polar 1 km Data Set. NSIDC regularly reviews images of those ice shelves considered susceptible to rapid change due to climatic warming, and of several other major shelves that occasionally calve major icebergs.

The images in this site represent a selected subset of the available scenes, generally the clearest and most informative scenes available. The scenes are derived from either the AVHRR visible (vis) or thermal (temp) channels, enhanced by combining two channels using principal components processing. In the thermal images, bright areas are colder areas. A few additional scenes from other sensors (MODIS, Landsat) are included to provide some supplemental information on ice shelf structure and events.

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Scambos, T., B. Raup, and J. Bohlander
Dataset Title: Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0102.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NC5Z4N

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers Ice Shelf
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets Ice Shelf
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers Ice Shelf
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets Ice Shelf

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • AVHRR
  • Calving
  • Climate
  • Cryosphere
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • Icebergs
  • Ice Shelves
  • Melt
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • Polar
  • Remote Sensing
  • Satellite

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: AGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Personnel

Ted Scambos
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: scambos@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

Bruce H. Raup
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

Jennifer Bohlander
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
State of the Cryosphere: Ice Shelves

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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